XXL Breaks Down Lil Wayne's Random Female References on Tha Carter IV.


There's a science to Lil Wayne's name-dropping. Weezy's always been known to drop punchlines mentioning athletes and pop culture figures, but on Tha Carter IV, Lil Tunechi showcases his knack for referencing random mainstream women. From ladies that left their mark in the history books like Helen Keller and C. Delores Tucker to favorite television personalities from the '80s like The Cosby Show's Rudy Huxtable and Martin's Sheneneh, Lil Wayne name-drops a range of famous women that cross generations as well as genres. XXL breaks down the women Weezy honorably mentions on Tha Carter IV. Girl power!—Gina Montana



C. Delores Tucker


Track Mentioned On: "MegaMan"
Lyric: "The heater, I'ma tucker, tucker, like Delores /That's my word, word like Thesaurus."
Claim to Fame: C. DeLores Tucker was a politician and civil rights activist best known for her stance against gangsta rap music.


Track Mentioned On: "MegaMan"
Lyric: "Woah, nigga, die slow, nigga / for dear life your holding on, En Vogue, nigga."
Claim to Fame: '90s all-girl R&B quartet whose original members consist of Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis. En Vogue's most popular hits include "Hold On" and "Free Your Mind."

Grace Jones


Track Mentioned On: Intro
Lyric: "Knock knee, I knock your face off / Life's a crazy bitch, Grace Jones."
Claim to Fame: Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress best known for her outrageous outfits, androgynous appearance and wild stage shows, the latter which sometimes involved live lions and leopards.

Helen Keller


Track Mentioned On:"Intro"
Lyric: "Stare into the eyes, the eyes of forever/Hear no evil, see no evil, Helen Keller."
Claim to Fame: Helen Keller was a deaf/blind author, political activist and lecturer. The story of how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, has become widely known through books, plays and a film titled, The Miracle Worker.

Lorena Bobbitt


Track Mentioned On: "So Special"
Lyric: "She crazy about that dick, Lorena Bobbitt / Love be the pilot, but it's kamikaze."
Claim to Fame: Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in the '90s when she made headlines for cutting her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt's penis.

Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show


Track Mentioned On:: "Intro"
Lyric: "And I need some Bud, like Rudy Huxtable / I body slam the beat, nigga dusty rose."
Claim to Fame: Rudy Huxtable was the youngest child of the Huxtable family on the famed '80s sitcom, The Cosby Show. She was played by Keshia Knight Pulliam and had a best friend named Bud (pictured above) on the program, who she sometimes had a love/hate relationship with.

Sheneneh from Martin


Track Mentioned On: "It's Good"
Lyric: "Stop playing, I ain't with that bullshit / Niggas act like bitches, Sheneneh, Oh my goodness."
Claim to Fame: Sheneneh was one of comedian Martin Lawrence's many alter egos on his '90s sitcom, Martin. She was his hooded-out neighbor with a stank attitude. One of Sheneneh's favorite sayings was, "Oh my goodness." She typically delivered the line in her staple nasal voice while rolling her eyes and putting her hand up to her face, much like in the above image.